Seasonal Spiced Cranberry Ketchup. A Healthy Homemade Condiment.

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Ketchup can be made using different sweet fruits and vegetables, not only tomatoes! get creative with your condiments.

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I seasoned the ‘ketchup’ with salt, chili powder & smoked paprika, cumin and cinnamon.

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Cook the cranberries with just enough water to cover cover, along with the spices and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, and let the berries cook for 15-20 minutes, until they are soft and tender. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool sightly before blending.

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Puree the cooked cranberries until smooth.

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Enjoy with roasted root vegetables like celeriac chips seen here!

category_big_9Ingredients:

– Fresh cranberries (organic is preferable being a thin skinned fruit)
– Chili powder
– Cumin
– Cinnamon
– Smoked paprika
– Salt
– Maple syrup *If you prefer a sweeter ketchup
– Water

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, lightly toast the spices and salt before adding in the cranberries.
  • Pour in enough water only to cover the cranberries.
  • Bring to a boil, covered, and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes, or until the berries are cooked down. Turn off the heat, and let then mixture cool before blending it smooth using a blender or food processor.
  • Store in a glass jar or squeeze bottle. Enjoy!

Nutrition Tips:

-Making your own ketchup from ingredients is healthier than the conventional store-bought ketchup, which is typically made from high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, salt, spices, tomato concentrate, vinegar, and ‘flavouring’.

– Cranberries are packed with Vitamin C, E, K, manganese and fiber.

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